NextGen OD Supports Canadian Optometry Students Through CAOS Sponsorship

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Friday, January 27, 2023 3:01 PM Eyecare Business Canada and NextGen OD are pleased to announce their 2023 Sponsorship to the Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS). NextGen OD is a digital resource specifically for recent Canadian OD graduates and optometry students studying in Canada and in the USA.

Consumers Feeling Financial Stress

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Friday, January 27, 2023 2:53 PM The last several years have taken a toll on individuals, impacting their financial and mental well-being.

NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

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Friday, January 27, 2023 2:34 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The NOW Pavilion is returning to Vision Expo East 2023. The pavilion will feature a curated selection of frames and lenses that embody the latest trends and innovations in eyewear, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX Global. Participating exhibitors are invited to submit products as complimentary, value-added opportunities to gain additional exposure at the show. Final product selection will be chosen by an advisory review committee of esteemed media and retailers immediately following the February 1 product submission deadline. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: Tackling the Barriers to Specializing in Myopia Management

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Friday, January 27, 2023 2:23 PM Every person reading this publication is interested to some degree in myopia management. There’s a range from the passionate to the reluctant, but ethically, every optometrist and ophthalmologist working with the pediatric population should be practicing myopia management. The challenge for many of us is how to start and make myopia management a seamless boon for our practices rather than a time-consuming interruption. There are three pillars to making myopia management successful in any practice: doctor education, proper tools, and staff support. If these three pillars are strong, your practice will flourish. Read More

A Paris Fashion Week Recap

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Friday, January 27, 2023 2:08 PM This season's Paris Fashion Week has come to an end. Head over to organizer Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode's website for a recap of all the shows from this always special week in fashion. 

As Inflation Continues to Put Pressure on Economy, a Recession Is Likely

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Friday, January 27, 2023 2:05 PM Economic weakness is expected to usher in a recession in early 2023, according to a new report from The Conference Board. As ongoing inflation continues to put pressure on the economy, gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 0.2 percent in 2023, followed by a rebound to 1.7 percent in 2024.

With revised figures for 2022 and 2023, the Conference Board still believes that a recession is on the horizon sooner rather than later. It predicts the next three quarters to have negative GDP growth starting in Q1 of 2023. The report notes that the downtown is expected to be brief, with a rebound slated for 2024 as inflation falls and the Federal Reserve loosens monetary policy. 

The Conference Board also predicts that easing supply chain constraints will also begin to cool inflation, but that rising interest rates may continue to push the U.S. economy into recession. This will result in a tight labor market and higher unemployment rates. The Conference Board expects jobless rates to peak at 4.5 percent, a historic low.

Insta-Pick for 1-28-23

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Friday, January 27, 2023 8:25 AM

Eye Contact Optometrist's Tweet for 1-28-23

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Friday, January 27, 2023 8:15 AM

Optique Optometrists' Tweet for 1-28-23

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Friday, January 27, 2023 8:14 AM

WeShareIt 1-28-23

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Friday, January 27, 2023 8:10 AM This pillow cover is the perfect Valentine’s Day addition to the office, your couch or anywhere that needs a little love. You can purchase it on RedBubble here. #WeShareIt

NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:27 AM NOW Pavilion will return to Vision Expo East 2023; Vision Expo East 2023 to host largest U.S. optical industry gathering in recent years; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Tickets and sponsorships still available for 2023 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Gala; and more speakers join VM Summit program all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The NOW Pavilion is returning to Vision Expo East 2023. The pavilion will feature a curated selection of frames and lenses that embody the latest trends and innovations in eyewear, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX Global. Participating exhibitors are invited to submit products as complimentary, value-added opportunities to gain additional exposure at the show. Final product selection will be chosen by an advisory review committee of esteemed media and retailers immediately following the February 1 product submission deadline.

TFS HealthScience Acquires Appletree CI Group, Targets Ophthalmology Growth

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:21 AM LUND, Sweden—TFS HealthScience, a global contract research organization, announced a strategic acquisition of Appletree CI Group to enhance the company's existing expertise in the fields of ophthalmology and medical devices.

Pearle Vision Wins 2023 Women’s Choice Award

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Friday, January 27, 2023 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Women’s Choice Award has recognized Pearle Vision for its exceptional customer recommendation rating, earning it the coveted 2023 Women’s Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year.

Blenders Eyewear Expands Athlete Roster With Anikha Greer, Sasha DiGiulian and Orla Walsh

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Friday, January 27, 2023 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Blenders Eyewear has expanded its athlete roster with the addition of CrossFit athlete Anikha Greer, professional climber Sasha DiGiulian and Team Ireland cyclist Orla Walsh.